Wednesday, 24 December 2014

'For Scant Applause' - Thank You!


Thank you to everybody who picked up a copy of 'For Scant Applause' and made a donation to support the work of Crisis. I sent of the total sum of £177.00 to Crisis this morning (24/12) but if any more sales come in I'll continue to donate as and when they do. You can pick up a copy here if you so fancy.

Thanks once again to everyone involved in the project; to anybody who helped spread the word of the project; to everyone who picked up a copy; and once again to all the artists who submitted works for the record. You're all excellent.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

'We've Had Complaints' - A Mix of Crow Versus Crow's DJ Set at Three Wise Monkeys, Todmorden on 14th December 2014


This is a mix made to recreate a set I played as guest DJ at Three Wise Monkeys, Todmorden on Sunday 14th December 2014. Thank you to Marcel/Maverick for the opportunity to play these tracks and the trust necessary to give me free rein over the set.


1. Sun Ra - Imagination (An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music / Second A-Chronology 1936-2003 / Sub Rosa, 2003)
2. Vibracathedral Orchestra - Ordinary Babies (Versatile Arab Chord Chart / VHF Records, 2000)
3. Pärson Sound - One Quiet Afternoon (In the King's Garden) (Pärson Sound / ti'llindien, Subliminal Sounds, 2001)
4. Mohammad - Sakrifis (Som Sakrifis / PAN, 2013)
5. Moon Ra - V (Moon Ra / Triangle Tapes, 2013)
6. Khalifa Ould Eide & Dimi Mint Abba - Oh Lord Bring Apartheid Crashing Down! (Moorish Music From Mauritania / World Circuit, 1990)
7. Vile Plumage - The Evidence Was Buried In Her Broken Heart (Goldenn Murderss / Burselm Crypt Recordings, 2014)
8. Unknown Artist - Kouco Solo (Africa: Drum, Chant & Instrumental Music / Nonesuch Explorer Series, 1976)
9. Papal Bull - Esther Mung, The Tenderloin (In Ceres A Pig With Human Hands And Feet Was Born / Chocolate Monk, 2013)
10. Otomo Yoshihide - Reminiscence 1 ("Prisoner": A Film By Adachi Masao / HEADZ, 2007)
11. Daniel Bachman - Funny How Plans Change (Daniel Bachman / Lancashire and Somerset, 2014)
12. Mount Eerie - The Universe is Shown (No Flashlight / P.W. Elverum and Sun Ltd. / 2005)
13. Kink Gong - Baozoo Khen (Voices / Discrepant, 2013)
14. John Cale - Summer Heat (Sun Blindness Music / Table of Elements, 2001)
15. Sunroof! - The Last Lemur (Delicate Autobahn Under Construction / VHF Records, 2004)
16. Fred Frith - Minimalism (for Tomoko Itani) (Clearing / Tzadik, 2001)
17. Arthur Russell - Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun-Let's See (World Of Echo / Upside Records, 1986)
18. RAUM - Blood Moon (Event of Your Leaving / Glass House, 2013)
19. Fly Pan Am - Et Aussi L'Éclairage De Plastique Au Centre De Tout Ces Compartiments Latéraux (Fly Pan Am / Constellation Records, 1999)
20. Ex-Easter Island Head - Mallet Guitars Two Fourth Movement (Mallet Guitars Two / Music For Moai Hava / Low Point, 2012)
21. Kogumaza - Mara (Sevens b/w Mara / Low Point, 2010)


Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #83



The 83rd episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

Recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone. Stitched together using outdated software. Please listen to this on headphones.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 21st December 2014 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Boredoms - LIVWE!! (Excerpt) (Super Roots 9/ Thrill Jockey, 2008)
2. The Truth About Frank - Sale Of The Trinity (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)

3. The Pogues - Hell's Ditch (Hell's Ditch / Pogue Mahone Records, 1990)
4. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - There Ain't No Santa Claus On The Evenin' Stage (The Spotlight Kid / Reprise Records, 1972)
5. The Fall - Jingle Bell Rock (The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004 / Castle Music, 2005)

6. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Abominable Snowman In The Market (23 Great Recordings By.. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers / Castle Communications, 1993)
7. The Sonics - Don't Believe In Christmas (Here Are The Sonics!!! / Norton Records, 1992 (RE))

8. John Fahey - We Three Kings Of Orient Are (The New Possibility: John Fahey's Soli Christmas Album / Takoma, 1968)
9. John Fahey – Silent Night, Holy Night (The New Possibility: John Fahey's Soli Christmas Album / Takoma, 1968)
10. Mark Kozelek - Do You Hear What I Hear? (Sings Christmas Carols / Caldo Verde, 2014)

11. The Crystals - Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers (A Christmas Gift For You / Philles Records, 1963)
12. Low - Long Way Around The Sea (Christmas / Tugboat Records, 1999)
13. Ten – Meads (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)
14. Arab Strap - Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) (Not on Label, 2005)

15. The Ronettes - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (A Christmas Gift For You / Philles Records, 1963)
16. Posset – Mommy Kissing San (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)
17. Bridget Hayden – The Cherry Tree (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)
18. Ella Fitzgerald - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas/ Verve Records, 1960)

19. William S. Burroughs and Kurt Cobain - The 'Priest' They Called Him (Tim/Kerr Records, 1993)
20. Scott Walker - The Day the "Conducator" Died (An Xmas Song) (Bish Bosch / 4AD, 2012)
21. April Larson - Walking In The Air (Bonefire Version) (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)
22. Broken Shoulder - Silent Night in Subnade (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)

23. Sonic Youth - Santa Doesn't Cop Out On Dope (Just Say Noel / Geffen, 1996)
24. Jandek - Bring It In A Manger (Somebody In The Snow / Corwood Industries, 1990)
25. Leadbelly - On A Christmas Day (Important Recordings: 1934-1949 / JSP Records, 2006)

26. Mogwai – Christmas Steps (Come On Die Young / Chemikal Underground, 1999)


Thank You!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

'For Scant Applause - A Compilation Of Christmas-ish Songs Curated by Crow Versus Crow'




Purchase 'For Scant Applause: A Compilation of Christmas-ish Songs Curated by Crow Versus Crow' from the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp.

The idea for this project came from a search for a Christmas album that didn't rely on the same old tired (mostly) naff songs that over-saturate the festive period, to the point of vomit induction that the one-man devouring of a 7 bird roast could ever hope to match.

A question was posed via Facebook, scoping out artists who would be interested in contributing their work, to a very positive response and the project was a go'er.

Many artists involved in an extended network of the 'No Audience Underground' (Hayler, Radio Free Midwich ) have contributed to this eclectic body of original compositions, covers, reworkings and re-edits, th,at in varying degrees, reference the Christmas period... Christmas-ish Songs. This project, quite obviously, would be nothing without their work and massive 'thank you's' go out to all of the artists involved.

At this time of year, when Christmas is, in the best possible scenario, considered a time for spending quality time with and expressing the love for your family and friends, I find it impossible not to be drawn to thoughts for those who don't have the luxury of such things. Personally, I want to be a part of something that addresses the problems of homelessness - the existence of such a thing is an unfathomable, horrendous aspect of our society - and to make a direct contribution in support of the work of a charity whose vital work helps those vulnerable at this time of year, Crisis.

''Homelessness is about more than rooflessness. A home is not just a physical space, it also has a legal and social dimension. A home provides roots, identity, a sense of belonging and a place of emotional wellbeing. Homelessness is about the loss of all of these. It is an isolating and destructive experience and homeless people are some of the most vulnerable and socially excluded in our society.'

So, all proceeds from this record, after Bandcamp and PayPal fees, will go directly to Crisis - the national charity for single homeless people. More information of the work they do, and homelessness generally, can be found on their website.

Thank you for your support with this project. Have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Much love,

Crow Versus Crow

Monday, 8 December 2014

The Thomas Family's 'Dub Variations' Reviews


Since it's release in mid-October, very few of the review copies I sent out out have resulted in words being thrown about the internet in response to what such critics would undoubtedly have called 'Album of the Year', 'The Greatest Record of All Ti..' ...or, words to similar effect, if they had picked it up. However, the... lets for ease of identification call them the, 'more insightful' critics... the More Insightful Critics have taken the time to sit and listen to The Thomas Family's 'Dub Variations' album and have deemed it worthy of a few lines appraisal. 

Having removed my snarky tongue from out of my cheek, I'd like to extend huge thanks to Rob/Radio Free Midwich, Mark/Idwal Fisher, Raffaelo/Music Won't Save You, and the mysterious reviewer at Swirls of Noise. Thank you! It's massively encouraging to see a record I have such a strong affinity for being so well received by others.

Here are excerpts of the aforementioned reviews and links to the entire articles:



'What we have here is a foundation document, an ur text, for this year’s most talked about sub-genre ‘extraction music‘. The album was recorded way before the term became common parlance on every street corner and was released way after. Hearing it is as mysterious and exciting as finding a previously missing explanatory introduction to the Voynich Manuscript. 

A truly essential purchase.'



Idwal Fisher: The Thomas Family and Kevin Sanders


'The way that ‘III’ moves from from random key prod into an urban ritualistic analogue nod fest provides us with the key piece here. Think Pink Floyd’s One of These Days for the Extraction generation with added exotic wildlife. ‘I’ and ‘II’ are much quieter affairs. Here we have desert dust storms, the ubiquitous hum of distant traffic, station announcements, minimalist explorations into the corners of empty factories where the light rarely reaches, bleak affairs made for near silence.'



Music Won't Save You: The Thomas Family Dub Variations (Italian)



'The result is a universe from the substantial nature of dark-ambient, resulting from the interaction of crackling field recordings and minimal sketches produced by modular synth.'


Swirls of Noise: The Thomas Family - Dub Variations


'...but words fall a bit short in actually describing it. Music wants to be, needs to be experienced. Those vague references and glimpses demand some amount of effort and attention, because otherwise the music simply passes by and might be reduced to the drone textures... While there is ambience – i.e. fragments of sounds that can be found in a city – they are reduced to a role in the background and unable to reach out to the listener. It feels as if someone would be shut in a building, engulfed in a stream of sterile sounds, while the outer world is experienced – through vague noises and impression – through some sort of window...A lot can be read from those tracks. A lot can be gained from these compositions. Listen to them.'

Copies of The Thomas Family's 'Dub Variations' are still available via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp

Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #82


The 82nd episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

Recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone. Stitched together using outdated software. Please listen to this on headphones.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 23rd November 2014 between 6 and 8pm. 

1. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Big Eyed Beans From Venus (Clear Spot / Reprise Records, 1972)
2. Fugazi – Furniture (First Demo / Dischord, 2014)

3. Richard Dawson - The Vile Stuff (Nothing Important / Weird World, 2014)

4. Master Musicians Of Java – Tjatrik (The Jasmine Isle: Javanese Gamelan Music / Nonesuch Explorer Series, 1969)
5. Sonic Youth - Heady Jam #1 (Excerpt) (SYR 6: Koncertas Stan Brakhage Prisiminimui / SYR Recordings, 2005)
6. Gamelan Of Peliatan – Baris (Dancers Of Bali / World Arbiter, 2006)

7. Unknown Artist – Untitled #1 (Radio Java / Sublime Frequencies, 2003)
8. Posset - Unicorn Pillow Fight (In A Palace Of Cockle-Loft / No Basement Is Deep Enough, 2014)
9. Posset – Pea Souper (In A Palace Of Cockle-Loft / No Basement Is Deep Enough, 2014)

10. Halim El-Dabh - Meditation In White Sound (Crossing Into The Electric Magnetic / Halim El-Dabh Music LLC, 2008)
11. Cluster & Eno – One (Cluster & Eno / Sky Records, 1977)
12. People Eaters - This World (Excerpt) (The Only Thing Left To Fear / Aetheric Records, 2014)

13. Ingenting Kollektiva - A Suffering That Turns To Light (Lost Beyond Telling / Invisible Birds, 2012)
14. Isobel Ccircle - The Girl, Displaced (Fluttercage / Exotic Pylon Records, 2014)
15. Trouble The Dark - Dead Mountain (Trouble The Dark / Cathedral Transmissions, 2014)

16. Brutal Truth - Walking Corpse (Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses / Earache, 1992)
17. Full Of Hell - Ludjet Av Gud (Full Of Hell & Merzbow / Profound Lore, 2014)
18. Full Of Hell - Fawn Heads And Unjoy (Full Of Hell & Merzbow / Profound Lore, 2014)

19. Jealousy Mountain Duo – Roadkill (JEALOUSY MOUNTAIN DUO N°_03 / BluNoise, 2014)
20. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Semi-Multicoloured Caucasian (Ice Cream for Crow / Virgin, 1982)



Thank You

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #81



The 81st episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

Recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a borrowed Zoom H2 recorder (Lo-fi/Huh-fi? Thanks A.S!).  Please listen to this on headphones.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 26th October 2014 between 6 and 8pm. 

1. Swans – Freak (Filth/Body To Body, Job To Job / Young God Records, 2000)
2. Pharmakon - Intent or Instinct (Bestial Burden / Sacred Bones Records, 2014)

3. Michael Clough - Left Unresolved Cakemix Edit (Eye for Detail / Radio Free Midwich, 2014)
4. Krzysztof Penderecki – Polymorphia (Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima / Popcorn Superhet Receiver / Polymorphia / 48 Responses To Polymorphia / Nonesuch, 2012)

5. Andrew Jarvis - Bosky (AJ Vocal Remix) (Eye for Detail / Radio Free Midwich, 2014)
6. Sean Derrick Cooper Marquadt - Not Broken Just Bent (Excerpt) (Split / Aetheric Records, 2014)
7. Anji Cheung - Luna Black Luna White (Angelic Black / Oakseer, 2014)

8. In Fog - Verdigris (In Fog Remix) (Eye for Detail / Radio Free Midwich, 2014)
9. Ketjak: The Ramayana Monkey Chant (Music From The Morning Of The World: The Balinese Gamelan & Ketjak: The Ramayana Monkey Chant / Nonesuch Explorer Series, 1988)

10. Sibylle Baier - Remember The Day (Colour Green / Orange Twin Records, 2006)
11. The Microphones - The Breeze (It Was Hot We, Stayed In The Water / K Records, 2000)
12. The Sly and Unseen - Seeking Warmth In Our Cold Climes (Summer Passes / Evidence Of Fractures / Rural Colours, 2014)

13. Sophie Cooper – Wlstanetone (Our Aquarius / Wild Silence 2014)
14. Caught In The Wake Forever - To Wild Flowers Forgotten (Summer Passes / Evidence Of Fractures / Rural Colours, 2014)
15. Sun Kil Moon - Pray For Newtown (Benji / Caldo Verde Records, 2014)

16. Tape Loop Orchestra - Circa 190i (2005) (An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music / Fourth A-Chronology 1937-2005 / Sub Rosa, 2006)
17. Selda Bagcan – Yaylalar (Selda / Türküola, 1976)



Thank You

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Thomas Family 'Dub Variations' Now Available

 
The Thomas Family
Dub Variations
2014
CVC001
 
Limited Edition of 100 CDs / Digital Download
 
I'm unbelievably proud to be able to announce the release of The Thomas Family's debut record, Dub Variations, through Crow Versus Crow. The record has been a long time coming, having been originally recorded in 2012, but still sounds as fresh to me as the day I first heard it - albeit more intricately composed, detailed and complex a record; it's good like that.
 
It's available to order in both formats via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp and also through Norman Records, who said of the record, '...Its as if you are lying in a hotel room in an industrial area of somewhere slightly scary feeling disorientated and lost and listening to sounds emanating from a nearby factory through a partially opened window. Strangely soothing'. and also at FUSE in Bradford, whilst stocks last.
 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Creative Calderdale 'Creative Profile' Q&A:


I recently had the pleasure of answering some questions posed by Creative Calderdale, regarding Crow Versus Crow, it's history, intentions, projects etc, ahead of the release of The Thomas Family's Dub Variations CD.
 I also made a photocollage specifically for the feature.

 It can all be seen here

Thanks to Katy and Creative Calderdale for the opportunity.

Stream an excerpt of 'III' from The Thomas Family's Dub Variations album here:



Pre-order the album from Bandcamp here

Sunday, 28 September 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #80


The 80th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

Recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a mobile telephonic device. Please listen to this on headphones.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 28th September 2014 between 6 and 8pm. 

1. Ryoji Ikeda - One Minute (An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music / First A-Chronology 1921-2001 / Sub Rosa, 2002)
2. Halim El-Dabh - Wire Recorder Piece (1944) (An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music / Fourth A-Chronology 1937-2005 /Sub Rosa, 2006)
3. Gail Ghimp – Failure Side (Excerpt) (Fire/Failure Soundtrack / Soft Corridor, 2014)
4. Jonny Greenwood – Convergence (Bodysong / Parlophone, 2003)

5. Charley Patton - Moon Going Down (The Definitive Charley Patton / Proper Records, 2009)
6. Jackson C. Frank – October (Fixin' To Die / Secret Records, 2014)
7. Fred Frith - Minimalism (for Tomoko Itani) (Clearing / Tzadik, 2001)
8. Angus MacLise, Tony Conrad, John Cale - Trance #2 (1965) (An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music / First A-Chronology 1921-2001 / Sub Rosa, 2001)

9. Lou Harrison - Philemon and Baukis (Gamelan Music / Musicmasters, 1992)
10. Hanetration – Sundown (Murmurist EP / Not On Label, 2014)

11. The Sly and Unseen - Slumming It Here With Our Common Pigeons (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions, 2014)
12. The Sly and Unseen - String Tail Fox (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions, 2014)

13. Kink Gong – Side A (Excerpt) (Gongs / Discrepant, 2014)
14. The Piss Superstition – You (getting nothing to appear on the developed film / Fencing Tapeworm, 2014)
15. The Thomas Family – III (Excerpt) (Dub Variations / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)

16. People Eaters - Streams of Silver Ash (featuring Off Clasruse) (The Haunted Mirror / Aetheric Records, 2014)
17. Talweg - Ils Perdirent Leur Corps Par Dedans (Talweg / Anarchfreaksproduction, 2014)
18. Maja S.K Ratkje & Joachim Montessuis – 18’41 (Excerpt) (Janus / Erratum, 2014)
19. Culver & Posset – Mutant (Black Gash / Matching Head, 2014)
20. Culver & Posset – Untitled (Black Gash / Matching Head, 2014)

21. Shellac – Gary (Dude Incredible / Touch & Go Records, 2014)


Monday, 22 September 2014

Pre-Order: The Thomas Family - 'Dub Variations' (CVC001)


It's with great pleasure that I can announce the first release on Crow Versus Crow 'The Label', The Thomas Family's Dub Variations, is now available for pre-order via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp.

Here's a little information on the release...

The Thomas Family - Dub Variations

Tracks:

1.  I
2. II
3. III

Duration: 49:55
Label: Crow Versus Crow
Catalogue Number: CVC001

Release Date: Monday 13th October 2014, with pre-orders available Monday 22nd September 2014

Format: Limited Edition of 100 CDs (individually hand-assembled in hand-stamped, recycled card ‘no glue’ sleeves, with full colour 24 x 12 cm insert featuring art work by Crow Versus Crow) & Digital Download



Dub Variations is the debut release from The Thomas Family, a duo of Daniel and David Thomas (no relation). Daniel and David record and perform together as Hagman, TST (with Kevin Sanders) and as solo artists; Daniel under his own name, David as Ap Martlet. Between them, they also run the labels Sheepscar Light Industrial, Cherry Row Recordings and Kirkstall Dark Matter.

A combination of David’s solo sketches, made using a modular synthesiser, and Daniel’s field recordings, taken in Hong Kong, formed the basis for the sessions that became these Variations.
Dub Variations is a product of Summer and Winter of 2012.



Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #79


The 79th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

Recorded in the kitchen of Crow Versus Crow Haus using a mobile telephonic device. Please listen to this on headphones.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 31st August 2014 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Gemelan Gong Kebyar: Baris / Gambang Betjak (recorded by David Lewiston) (Music From The Morning Of The World: The Balinese Gamelan & Ketjak: The Ramayana Monkey Chant / Nonesuch Explorer Series, 1988)
2. OOIOO - Gamel Uma Umo (Gamel / Shock City, 2013)

3. Tom Waits - Starving In The Belly Of The Whale (Blood Money / Anti-, 2002)
4. the dones * black_ops - Amen My Friend (Prayers / Not On Label, 2014)
5. Rowland S. Howard – Autoluminescent (Teenage Snuff Film / Cooking Vinyl, 2000)

6. Filip Zawada - Albinos' Dance (Snow Is A Sun For The Eskimo / Fanfare, 2013)
7. Joan Of Arc - Another Brick At The Gap (Part 2) (The Gap / Jade Tree, 2000)
8. Fieldhead – Home (Fury and Hecla / Gizeh Records, 2014)

9. Anji Cheung – Rejoice (Ghosts of Dead Lords / Not On Label, 2010)

10. Skullflower – Xaman (Xaman / Shock, 1990)
11. Sonik Youth - Six For New Time (Pauline Oliveros) (Goodbye 20th Century / SYR, 1999)

12. Rattle - Elegant In The Mouth (RATTLE EP / I Own You Records, 2014)
13. Kleenex - Beri-Beri (Liliput / Kill Rock Stars, 1993)
14. Commiserations - Something For Nothing (Demo) (Something For Nothing (Demo) / Not On Label, 2014)
15. Spandril – Sagan (Sagan / Audacious Art Experiment, 2014)
16. Circuit Breaker – Body (Circuit Breaker / Tombed Visions, 2014)

17. Slint – Washer (Basement Practice) (Spiderland [Remastered Box Set] / Touch & Go Records, 2014)
18. Rachel's - First Self-Portrait Series (Music for Egon Schiele / Quarterstick Records, 1996)

19. Jackson C. Frank - Blues Run The Game (Jackson C. Frank / Columbia, 1965)
20. Kountougi Solo (Recorded by Stephen Jay) (Africa: Drum, Chant & Instrumental Music / Nonesuch Explorer Series, 1976)
21. Kink Gong – Side B (Excerpt) (The Lisu / Discrepent, 2014) 

22. John Frusciante – Falling (The Brown Bunny Soundtrack / Tulip, 2003)


Sunday, 3 August 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #78



The 78th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 3rd August 2014 between 6 and 8pm.


1. Otomo Yoshihide - National Anthem And Judgement ("Prisoner": A Film By Adachi Masao / Headz, 2007)
2. Sunroof! - The Last Lemur (Delicate Autobahn Under Construction – VHF Records, 2000)
3. Daniel Bachman - Funny How Plans Change (Daniel Bachman / Lancashire & Somerset, 2014)

4. Trans/Human - Tunnelling Beneath Zizkov (AMRL v2 {Beta} / Unreleased, 2014)
5. People Eaters - Kai Colo (Disincarnate / Aetheric Records, 2014)
6. Wizards Tell Lies - Turn Around (The Ninth Door / Jehu & Chinaman, 2014)

7. Khünnt - The Watcher (Dead Eyes / Box Records, 2013)
8. Beauty Pageant – Superplasticizer (Torso / Box Records, 2013)

9. Posset - Track 03 (Posset / Robert Ridley-Shackleton Split / Hissing Frames, 2014)
10. Vile Plumage - The Evidence Was Buried In Her Broken Heart (Goldenn Murderss / Burselm Crypt Recordings, 2014)
11. James Ferraro – Untitled (Edit) (Heaven's Gate / New Age Tapes, 2009)
12. Daniel Thomas – Kettle (That Which Sometimes Falls Between Us / As Light Fades / Kirkstall Dark Matter, 2014)

13. Beachers - Pretend 1 (Pretend / Jehu & Chinaman, 2014)
14. Massimo Discepoli - The Space Between the Paths (Parallax / DOF Label, 2014)

15. John Cale - [Untitled] For Piano (Dream Interpretation: Inside The Dream Syndicate Volume II / Table of Elements, 2001)
16. Nadezhda Kuular And The Tuvan State Ensemble Sayani - Teve Haia (Camel Rock) (Deep In The Heart Of Tuva: Cowboy Music from the Wild East / Elipsis Arts, 1996)

17. Kogumaza – Kолокол (Kолокол / Lancashire & Somerset, 2014)
18. Moe Tucker – Chase (Life in Exile After Abdication / 50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Watts Records, 1989)
19. Mogwai - Helicon 2 (Cava Church Live) (Come On Die Young: Appendix / Chemikal Underground, 2014)

20. The Crystals - There's No Other Like My Baby (Phil Spector: Back to Mono (1958-1969) / ABKO Records, 1991)



Sunday, 6 July 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #77



The 77th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 5th July 2014 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Thee Headcoats – Pædophile (Elementary Headcoats / Damaged Goods, 2000)
2. John Cage - Radio Music, 1956 (Fluxus Anthology / Recorthings & Zona Archives, 1989)
3. France - France à Tarnac (excerpt) (France à Tarnac / Kirigirisu Recordings, 2014)

4. Oleg Kuular - Collection Of Hoomei Styles (Deep In The Heart Of Tuva: Cowboy Music from the Wild East / Elipsis Arts, 1996)
5. Kongar-Ool Ondar - Medley Of Throat Singing Styles Accompanied By Doshpuulur (Deep In The Heart Of Tuva: Cowboy Music from the Wild East / Elipsis Arts, 1996)
6. A. Jarvis - A Feathered Corpse Beams Forth The Evil Eye (A Feathered Corpse Beams Forth The Evil Eye / sqrt, 2014)

7. rkss – Moment (Tunnel / Reject and Fade, 2014)
8. Early Hominids – Untitled 3 (Two Halves of Delirium / Angurosakuson, 2013)
9. Sindre Bjerga - Cutting Through The Mustard (Posset / Sindre Bjerge Split / Gold Soundz, 2014)

10. Oliver Barrett - Every Landlord Is A Parasite (Yhiuals / Not On Label, 2014)
11. Fanfare – Intro (Four Furry Animals Expecting To Be Stroked By Someone / Not On Label, 2014)
12. Midwich - Inertia Crocodile (Inertia Crocodile / Cherry Row Recordings, 2014)

13. Fripp & Eno - Wind on Water (Evening Star / Island Recordings, 1975)
14. The Sly and Unseen - Some Wavering Distant (Improbable / Rural Colours, 2014)
15. Alison Knowles - Natural Assemblage (Le Vrai Corbeau) 1984 (Fluxus Anthology / Recorthings & Zona Archives, 1989)

16. Whitehouse – Pissfun (Dedicated to Peter Kurten / Come Organisation, 1981)
17. Hagman – Guiseppi (Number Mask / lf Records, 2014)
18. Milan Knizak - Broken Music Composition, 1979 (Fluxus Anthology / Recorthings & Zona Archives, 1989)
19. Radiohead - Life In A Glass House (Amnesiac / Parlophone, 2001)








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Sunday, 8 June 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #76



The 76th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, featuring a mix made specifically for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show by People Eaters titled, House of the People Eaters.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 8th June 2014 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Swans - Screen Shot (To Be Kind / Mute, Young God Records, 2014)
2. John Cale - The Second Fortress (Sun Blindness Music / Table of Elements, 2001)

3. Roman Nose - Unpaired Vessel (Gas Tunes / Not On Label, 2014)
4. Mohammad – Grabe (Zo Rel Do / Antifrost, 2014)
5. Posset - Broke Fix Job (Gas Tunes / Not On Label, 2014)

6. People Eaters – Sevura (Disincarnate / Aetheric Records, 2014)
7. Sunwolf – The Widows Oil (Beholden To Nothing and No One / Not on Label, 2014)

8. House of the People Eaters – A Mix by People Eaters Made for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show

9. Panelak - Slugs Salloon (Heimat / Angurosakuson Recordings, 2014)
10. Neu! - Lila Engel (Neu! 2 / Brain, Brain, 1973)
11. Red Trees - Wild Flowers (EP 3 / Sea Records, 2014)
12. Thurston Moore – Sensitive (Sensitive/Lethal / No Fun Productions, 2008)



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Monday, 2 June 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Sessions - Vile Plumage 'Live At The Turk's Head'


The live session, 'Live At The Turk's Head', recorded for The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show by Vile Plumage is now available to download via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp.

Thank you to Andy and Darren.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #75



The 75th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, featuring a live session recorded specifically for the show by Vile Plumage.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 25th May 2014 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Caught In The Wake Forever – Overwintering (My Family Goes On Without Me / We Live Amongst The Ruins, 2014)
2. Olan Mill / Keung Mandelbrot - Linear Elasticity (Seismology / Hibernate Recordings, 2014)

3. Broken Shoulder – Niwatori (300 Bicycle Seats / Kirigirisu Recordings, 2014)
4. その他の短編ズ (Sonotanotanpenz) -第一工場・第二工場 (3 / Kirigirisu Recordings, 2014)

5. Malayeen – Samia (Malayeen / Discrepant, 2014)

6. Omar Khorshid - Kaariat El Fengan (Guitar El Chark / Sublime Frequencies, 2010)
7. Isnaj Dui - Sleep Still (Euplexia / Rural Colours, 2014)

8. Vile Plumage – Live At The Turk’s Head (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions / 2014)

9. John Cale - Summer Heat (Sun Blindness Music / Table of Elements, 2001)
10. More Black Then God – 24 (1964 ZEN IN THE DRONES / Aetheric Records, 2014)
11. Mouthus - No Bay Return (Dual Drift / Our Mouth Records, 2007)

12. Human Skab - Screamin' Demon (Thunder Hips And Saddle Bags / Family Vineyard, 2010)
13. Human Skab - Drunk And Staggerin' Around (Thunder Hips And Saddle Bags / Family Vineyard, 2010)
14. Human Skab - Playin' Guitar Best I Can (Thunder Hips And Saddle Bags / Family Vineyard, 2010)
15. Human Skab - Guitar Of Africans (Thunder Hips And Saddle Bags / Family Vineyard, 2010)

16. The Velvet Underground - I Found A Reason (Demo) (Loaded: Fully Loaded Edition / Rhino Records, 1997)


















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Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #74


The 74th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 13th April 2014 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Nirvana - Endless, Nameless (Nevermind / Geffen Records, 1991)
2. The Velvet Underground - I Heard Her Call My Name (White Light/ White Heat / Verve Records, 1968)

3. The Saints - No, Your Product (Eternally Yours / Harvest, 1978)
4. Wipers - When It's Over (Youth Of America / Park Avenue Records, 1981)

5. The Ex - Only If You Want 3 (Mudbird Shivers / Ex Records, 1995)
6. Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band - Japan in a Dishpan (Lick My Decals Off, Baby / Straight, 1970)
7. Alejar - Drum Meets Piano (Drum Meets Piano / FanFare, 2014)

8. Cyclobe – Sulphur (Sulphur - Tarot - Garden / Phantomcide, 2014)
9. We Came Out Like Tigers - Entr'acte (Ever-Crushed At Pecket's Well / Dog Knight’s Productions, 2014)
10. White Suns – Clairvoyant (Totem / The Flenser, 2014)

11. Sissy Hex - Housewives (basement demo) (Housewives (basement demo) / Not On Label, 2014)
12. Troy Schafer - Vanity 1 (Rigid Oppression / Aetheric Records, 2014)
13. Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music, Pt. 2 (Metal Machine Music / RCA, 1975)
14. Armstrong - Shaded Seven (S/T / Grotto Mimosa, 2013)

15. Jason Molina - Get Out Get Out Get Out (Let Me Go Let Me Go Let Me Go / Secretly Canadian, 2006)
16. David Newlyn – Moon (Disintegrating Suburban Dream / Hibernate Recordings, 2014)
17. PJ Harvey – Water (Dry / Too Pure, 1992)




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